In the rush to overcome the fabricated "oppression" of the past, our entire society is being re-engineered away from competency and toward "cultural diversity". Nothing is sacred, not even the National Security Council, which determines our fate and that of the World.
Where this collective policy of Rush to Mediocrity, puts incompetent people in positions of great importance--where life and death are in the balance--and the cultivated fears in our minds keep us from speaking out against it lest we be labelled sexists or racists or worse, someone must lodge a Diversity Challenge to dislodge the impostors.
Appointing a woman to be National Security Advisor is like assigning a man to run the neighborhood day care center, only the potential results are far worse. The National Security Advisor not only holds the lives of Americans in his hands and words, but also the fate of the World--in very real terms--because he has the ear of the President of the United States of America.
Mother Nature decreed it would be the man who would patrol the perimeter and ensure the security of the tribe. The woman, meanwhile, would be designed for, and thoroughly busy with other tasks of the domestic variety--childbearing and rearing being the most important of which, and the whole reason for the whole thing.
Can there be an exceptional woman who appears on the scene who is able (and willing) to dispatch the duties of this office with the highest of competencies? Absolutely. But she will have to rise through the system to prove her worth and to gain the necessary experience. To gain the respect of men, and to learn how to function in male culture. She would be a very exceptional woman indeed to overcome Nature's pull in the opposite direction.
Is Condoleeza Rice such a woman? Sadly no, not judging by her performance and her demeanor.
She doesn't read intelligence reports presented to her, claiming it's not her job to sort out differences between the intelligence sources. Actually that is precisely her job. She does not read footnotes on lengthy documents claiming that detailed knowledge is not her responsibility. Actually it is precisely her responsibility. She does not effectively moderate or modulate the counterbalancing forces of defense and diplomacy, the War Department and the State Department. Who would go through her anyway.
She makes public statements that endanger our security. She lies about her incompetency. Her "expertise"--all textbook--was the Soviet Union. She knew nothing about fighting terrorism. Now she advises the President on what he believes is the country's most important issue: terrorism. She's been assigned to oversee the Occupation of Iraq. It is the greatest failure and most incompetent mess ever witnessed in the history of our nation, perhaps by mankind ever. She hovers over the Commander in Chief like a school marm with an "I'm gonna make sure you act right" look plastered on her face, and "Mamma knows best" posture, arms akimbo, eye ever-alert to boyish misconduct on the part of her way-superior.
She is a national embarassment, and an international disaster.
The post of National Security Advisor is no place for us to try out social engineering. Lives, many lives, are at stake. As well as our position in the world, and our economic health. If she were a white man she would be out on her you-know-what. Instead they're asking her what post she prefers for the second term.
Please save us from our politically-correctized selves. Assign the best man to each position or we will soon be all done as a nation, much less the only viable "leaders of the Free World".
P.S. Someone "in the know" informs that Ms. Rice hates men. Is that what we need at the National Security Council?